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Easily explored by foot, Perth has an excellent provision of retail emporiums and restaurants and traditional and trendy pubs around its cultural heart. Traces of the town’s medieval architecture are still restored today around the imposing St John’s Kirk, the city’s cultural quarter where you can soak up the cosmopolitan ambience in various bars, cafes and restaurants dotted around the area.
Outdoor enthusiasts are treated to an exuberant selection of sporting and leisure activities and enchanting scenery throughout Aberdeen City and Shire. Take to the slopes of nearby Braemar for trekking in Spring, Summer and Autumn or skiing in Winter. Alternatively, head to the coast to play a round of golf in one of the many world-class link courses. With over 50 courses to choose from and some of the best links in Scotland, Aberdeen is a golfers paradise. In 2012, Donald Trump opened a new state of the art golf course just north of the city - Trump International Golf Links.
Skirting the Highland Boundary Fault which merges the Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland, it is unsurprising that Perthshire comes to second to the Highlands as a leading destination for the great outdoors. From first-class salmon fishing in the River Tay to invigorating forest walks and cycle paths amidst breathtaking wilderness, Perthshire has a diverse range of activities and attractions waiting to be explored, both land and water-based. Equally why not seek adventure and enjoy one of the many off road safaris available around Glen Lyon, Aberfeldy, Pitlochry and Killin where you can experience some of Perthshire’s unspoiled and desolate landscapes. Alternatively, soak up the atmosphere at one of the many Perthshire Festivals including T ‘n’ The Park which attracts hundreds of thousands of revellers to this two-day rock music festival, irrefutably one of the UK’s largest and on the same scale and league as Glastonbury. Whether you are inspired by music and the arts, or enjoy the finer things in life, Perthshire certainly lives up to its reputation as a leading UK holiday destination.